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CME: Virtual Grand Rounds with Dr. Michael Pinsky - Use of the Pulmonary Artery Catheter

 


Program Description / Statement of Need:

In this online CME self-learning program:
The use of the pulmonary artery catheter has been under scrutiny over the last few years. This session discusses questions around the concerns, interpretation of data, and reasons for not using a PAC and addresses the concerns in a research based fashion. A PAC guided treatment protocol is presented in which to appropriately monitor the critically ill.


 

Target Audience:

This program has been designed for a multidisciplinary physician and nurse audience including: Emergency Medicine / ICU / Anesthesia / Peri-op / Intensivists / Trauma / Critical Care



Program Objectives:

By the end of the session the participant will be able to:

    • Cite current research that addresses increased risk of PAC placement
    • Cite current research that addresses the impact of PAC on patient outcome,
    • Cite current research that addresses concerns related to interpretation of data for PAC.
    • Delineate the components of a PAC guided treatment protocol.


    Accreditation:

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through ScientiaCME. ScientiaCME is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

     

    Credit Designation: ScientiaCME designates this educational activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


    Nurses may claim credit for activities approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ in most states, for up to 50% of the nursing requirement for recertification. This course is designated for 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits



    Release Date: November 15, 2011
    Expiration Date: November 15, 2013

    Faculty: Michael Pinsky MD Dr hc


    Faculty Disclosure and Resolution of COI:

    As an accredited provider of continuing medical education, it is the policy of the ScientiaCME to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its educational activities. In accordance with this policy, faculty and educational planners must disclose any significant relationships with commercial interests whose products or devices may be mentioned in faculty presentations, and any relationships with the commercial supporter of the activity. The intent of this disclosure is not to prevent a person with a significant financial or other relationship from participating in CME activities, but rather to provide the intended audience with information on which they can make their own judgments. Additionally, in the event a conflict of interest (COI) does exist, it is the policy of ScientiaCME to ensure that the COI is resolved in order to ensure the integrity of the CME activity: for this CME activity, any COI has been resolved thru content review by ScientiaCME.

     

    M. Pinsky, MD reports receiving travel expense support, and being a speaker with honorarium from Edwards Lifesciences.

     

    Disclosures of Educational Planners: Steven Sachse is an officer and part owner of ScientiaCME, LLC. ScientiaCME has received grants from Bayer, Edwards Lifesciences, Eisai, Daiichi-Sankyo, Lilly, Merck, Pfizer, Sanofi Aventis, Wolf-Torey Medical.

     

    Commercial Support Disclosure: Supported through an educational grant from Edwards Lifesciences.

     

    Viewing Requirements:

     

    PC

    Windows 2000 or above
    Internet Explorer 5.5
    Adobe Acrobat Reader*

    MAC
    Mac OS 10.2.8
    Safari
    Adobe Acrobat Reader*
    Internet Explorer is not supported on the Macintosh

     

    *Required to view Printable PDF Version

     

    Instructions:


    -Read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures above

    -Take the Pre-Test (optional). Completion of the pre-test will help us evaluate the knowedge gained by participating in this CME activity.

    -View the on-line program. You may view this is in more than one session, and may pause or repeat any portion of the presentation if you need to.

    -Take the post-test

    -Complete the program evaluation and CME registration. A CE certificate will be emailed to you.


    Perform Pre-Test (optional)
    Please take a few minutes to participate in the optional pre-test. It will help us measure the knowledge gained by participating in this activity.



     

    View the online program

     

    Perform Post-Test


    Complete the Symposium Evaluation and Request CE Certificate



Supported through an educational grant from Edwards Lifesciences

 


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